Forbidden Apple will make his 7-year-old debut Saturday at Belmont Park when he attempts to win the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) for the second straight year.
Trainer Richard Mandella is planning to enter two Brazilian-bred horses in the 1 1/8-mile Californian Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park June 15, Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) winner Redattore and recent optional claiming race winner Investor's Dream.
Macho Uno, Congaree, and Unshaded are among those nominated to the June 15 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).
Tracks around the country are celebrating Belmont Stakes Day
War Emblem is here. Sounds like a simple, mundane statement. But there was nothing simple or mundane about the grand entrance made Wednesday morning by Thoroughbred racing's version of "Black Beauty."
With eight juvenile colts going in the five-furlong Flash Stakes (gr. III), anything can happen.
He went unsold for $20,000 at the 2000 Keeneland September yearling sale, and a little over 1 1/2 years later, was worth a cool million. The big questions are how many millions and what's in store for the owners if War Emblem wins the Belmont Stakes.
A small but select group of six fillies are entered for Friday's Acorn at Belmont Park. All but one have won a graded stakes event.
Dockside gaming and pull-tab legislation were not passed into law during the Indiana General Assembly's regular session earlier this year, but both measures have made their way into a new budget bill during the special session now under way.
After War Emblem, Wiseman's Ferry, Proud Citizen, and Perfect Drift exited a plane Wednesday morning that had carried them from Kentucky to New York for Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), a surprise passenger walked off and was loaded into a van. His name: Harlan's Holiday.
Trainer Bob Baffert answers questions about War Emblem's quest for the Triple Crown and his previous Triple Crown contenders.
In the 10th of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from the June 20, 1977 issue of The Blood-Horse on Seattle Slew winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.
Magna Entertainment Corp. announced Tuesday an agreement to buy Flamboro Downs Holdings for $47 million, which will give the Ontario-based racetrack conglomerate its first racetrack in Canada.
Terry Houghton, who regularly tops the standings at Great Lakes Downs, moved into an exclusive club June 3 when he became the 99th North American jockey to win his 3,000th race.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued a record high of 604 yearlings for its Kentucky summer select sale.
With the California Horse Racing Board scheduled to rule June 6 on whether to allow the Los Angeles County Fair to move its 17-day race meet to Santa Anita Park this September, another powerful industry group has signaled its opposition, at least for now.
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